VENTURA, Calif. -- The Med-Design Corporation, a leader in the design and development of safety-engineered devices for medical use, today announced that its new Safety Dental Injector will be displayed at the California Dental Association Spring Scientific Sessions April 24-27, 2003 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Safety Dental Injector is a one-handed, single-use, disposable syringe injector used for the delivery of dental anesthetics.
The Safety Dental Injector will be distributed exclusively by Sultan Chemists, a leader in the field of infection control and oral therapeutics. Sultan will market the product to dentists, dental groups and government institutions through direct channels and established dental retailers. The Safety Dental Injector will be displayed at Sultan's booth #1580 in the Anaheim Convention Center exhibit hall.
"We are excited to have our Safety Dental Injector displayed to a large group of dental practitioners," said David Dowsett, Med-Design's COO. "We believe our elegant one-handed design is consistent with current dental technique while providing dentists with the safety they require in an oral injector."
The Safety Dental Injector will be manufactured for Med-Design and Sultan by Owens-Illinois using equipment designed and owned by Med- Design. Owens-Illinois is one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass and plastic packaging and medical products.
If manufacturing ramp-up at Owens-Illinois is completed in the next few weeks, as anticipated, Med-Design and Sultan expect to begin initial shipments of the product to customers later in the second quarter 2003.
Founded in 1990, the Med-Design Corporation has developed technology related to 38 safety needle products designed to enable medical workers to perform a wide range of medical procedures with products that retract the needle into a protective housing rendering the contaminated needle inoperative. Med-Design's safety needle products and technologies cover applications within the important risk areas of blood collection, infusion therapy, venous and arterial insertion, and injection. Med-Design develops user-friendly and cost-effective safety needle devices and technologies, utilizing its expertise in creating technology for products that meet stringent user requirements, while minimizing manufacturing cost. Med-Design has a significant portfolio of issued patents and pending patent applications protecting its proprietary safety needle technology. Approximately half of Med-Design's product designs have been licensed. Med-Design is actively seeking partners for its remaining products and designs.
Source: Med-Design Corporation